multiplex PCR

The test, which is currently for research use only, uses fluorescent multiplex PCR to co-amplify seven markers for analysis of the MSI-high phenotype.

The agreement with Mexico's agriculture department covers studies to evaluate molecular detection assays for bovine TB, as well as studies on zoonotic TB diagnosis.

PerkinElmer's subsidiary Wallac will now distribute the Amplidiag product line in Israel and in a number of countries in Africa.

While point-of-care molecular testing of patients with respiratory illness wasn't associated with lower antibiotic use, patients tested had shorter drug courses.

The firm is now launching the test in Europe, supported by results from a multicenter prospective study showing high sensitivity in detecting bladder cancer.

The company will still provide interpretation-only services, but by adding in-house testing it has dramatically increased its customer base.

The deal will help the Finnish diagnostics company expand its offerings of PCR-based gastrointestinal diagnostic tests.

Devyser recently launched NGS-based tests for cystic fibrosis and the BRCA genes and aims to launch others in oncology, reproductive health, and genetic disease.

The companies intend to bring companion diagnostics through US Food and Drug Administration clearance using ArcherDX's AMP chemistry and Illumina's MiSeqDx.

The grants are strictly for new research, but Rice University scientist David Zhang is always looking for commercialization opportunities with his startup, Searna.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.